Average Bench: 57.2% (571st of 1323)

Based on 5,992 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4600M CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 36%Average: 57.2% Great: 67%
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4600M averaged 42.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 75.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 88Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4600M is 30.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4600M performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 231Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 227Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,992 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.1 Memory 75.7 91
30.4 1-Core 88 105
73.8 2-Core 153 190
63.9% 106 Pts
Min Avg Max
82.6 4-Core 226 272
76.9 8-Core 227 272
30.8% 226 Pts
Min Avg Max
105 64-Core 231 275
15.5% 231 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.9
1-Core 99.5
2-Core 149
73% 115 Pts
4-Core 221
8-Core 224
30% 222 Pts
64-Core 231
16% 231 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.2
1-Core 20.6
2-Core 82.4
43% 62.4 Pts
4-Core 275
8-Core 286
38% 280 Pts
64-Core 282
19% 282 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.2
1-Core 102
2-Core 177
73% 122 Pts
4-Core 261
8-Core 266
36% 263 Pts
64-Core 272
18% 272 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 63.1
1-Core 96.8
2-Core 169
64% 110 Pts
4-Core 275
8-Core 274
38% 275 Pts
64-Core 276
18% 276 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.5
1-Core 102
2-Core 198
73% 126 Pts
4-Core 202
8-Core 45
20% 124 Pts
64-Core 197
13% 197 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.7
1-Core 73.1
2-Core 186
63% 110 Pts
4-Core 199
8-Core 199
27% 199 Pts
64-Core 196
13% 196 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 45.3
1-Core 22.7
2-Core 40.9
25% 36.3 Pts
4-Core 156
8-Core 272
27% 214 Pts
64-Core 282
19% 282 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,527,831 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-4600M Builds (Compare 2,748 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Latitude E6440

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-4600M Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ4'13
Processor Numberi7-4600M
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache4 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$346.00
Clock Speed2.9 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.6 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Max TDP37 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Base Frequency400 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/VGA
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.3 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes
Graphics Video Max Memory2 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3L 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3
PCI Express Configurations1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm x 4.7mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCPGA946

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

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18 months ago.

Slightly older now, but still a good balance between power consumption and performance in my Thinkpad T440p


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